LawMatters, for public libraries

This blog is for anyone working in the field of public libraries interested in learning more about legal reference resources and services available in BC. LawMatters is a Courthouse Libraries BC outreach program supported by funding from Law Foundation of BC.

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Happy Library Month from LawMatters! Meet Rachel, our newest Outreach Librarian

October is Canadian Library month, a time to recognize the all the great work that libraries do in their communities. To celebrate, we are highlighting the work of one our favorite librarians – Rachel...

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Make-A-Will Week 2020

Make-A-Will Week is coming up! This year it falls on October 4th – 10th. According to a 2019 press release from the BC Notaries, 62% of people aged 35 to 54 and 77% of people aged 18 to 34 do not h...

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Pets and the Law

Today we're highlighting resources that may help shed some light on the law surrounding pets in our homes, cities, and relationships. So much is happening right now to cause concern and anxiety, showi...

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Youth & the Law: Webinar for Service Providers and Resource Roundup

This post is for those of you who work with teens in your libraries and want to learn more about the law as it relates to kids, both those in conflict with the law and more generally in terms of their...

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Race Issues and the BC Legal System

We are excited to share the news that Courthouse Libraries BC is partnering with JSL law to present a panel discussion with former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Judge Wolf of the BC Prov...

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